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OSI Board Meeting Minutes, August 3, 2005

Attendees:

Mr. Michael Tiemann, President
Ms. Danese Cooper, Secretary / Treasurer
Mr. Russ Nelson, Director
Mr. Ken Coar, Director
Mr. Bruno Souza, Director
Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, Director
Mr. Sanjiva Weewarawana, Director
Mr. Joi Ito, Director
Mr. Chris DiBona, Director
Ms. Laura Majerus, Board Observer and Legal Affairs Counsel
Mr. Steve Mallet, Webmaster

Quorum was established at 11:00 AM EDT (8:00AM PDT)

Agenda:

a) Voting on Proposed Resolutions from July 15th working session

Resolution R1: Licence Proliferation Committee as noted on the wiki:

-Ms. Laura Majerus, OSI Legal Affairs Counsel (Committee Chairman)
-Mr. Russell Nelson, OSI Director (Committee Co-Chair)
-Mr. Eric S Raymond, OSI Founder Emeritus
-Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, OSI Director (observer)
-Mr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, OSI Director (observer)
-Ms. Dianne Peters, General Counsel, OSDL
-Mr. McCoy Smith, Corporate Counsel, Intel Corporation
-Mr. Cliff Schmidt, VP Legal Affairs, Apache Software Foundation
-Mr. Damien Eastwood, Corporate Cousel, Sun Microsystems,
-Mr. John Cowan, prominent License-Discuss contributor
-Ms. Karna Nisewaner, Corporate Counsel, IBM

Mr. Coar: Call for vote
Passed by General Consent

Resolution R2: Licence Approval Committee as noted on the wiki:

-Mr. Russell Nelson, OSI Director (Committee Chair)
-Mr. Michael Tiemann, OSI President
-Ms. Danese Cooper, OSI Secretary & Treasurer
-Mr. Eric S Raymond, OSI Founder Emeritus
-Ms. Laura Majerus, OSI Board Observer and Legal Affairs Counsel

Mr. Coar: Call for vote
Passed by General Consent

Resolution R3: Membership Committee as noted on the wiki:

-Mr. Ken Coar, OSI Director (Committee Chair)
-Ms. Danese Cooper, OSI Secretary & Treasurer
-Mr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, OSI Director
-Mr. Michael Tiemann, OSI Director
-Mr. Bruno Souza, OSI Director
-Mr. Joi Ito, OSI Director
-Mr. Steve Mallett, OSI Webmaster, Board Observer
-Mr. Michael Wechner, Apache, Board Observer
-Mr. Andy C Oliver, JBoss/Apache, Board Observer
-Mr. Sam Ruby, IBM/Apache, Board Observer
-Mr. Costin Manolache Apache, Board Observer

Mr. Coar: Call for vote
Passed by General Consent

Resolution R4: Fundraising

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best
interests of the Corporation and consistent with the
Corporation's purpose to establish a Project charged with
generating funds for the Open Source Initiative, examining
the issue of fundraising strategies and providing recommendations
to the Board concerning expanding fundraising,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a Project, to be known
as the "OSI Fundraising Committee", and a Project Management
Committee (PMC) to govern it, to be known as the
"OSI Fundraising PMC", be and hereby are established pursuant
to Bylaws of the Corporation; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the OSI Fundraising PMC be and hereby is responsible
for generating funds for the Open Source Initiative, examining
the issue of fundraising strategies and providing recommendations
to the Board concerning expanding fundraising,

RESOLVED, that the office of "Vice President, OSI Fundraising"
be and hereby is created, the person holding such office to
serve at the direction of the Board of Directors as the chair
of the OSI Fundraising PMC, and to have primary responsibility
for management of the projects within the scope of responsibility
of the OSI Fundraising PMC; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
OSI Fundraising PMC:

-MR. Joi Ito, OSI Director (Committee Chair)
-Mr. Michael Tiemann, OSI President
-Mr. Bruno Souza, OSI Director
-Mr. Sanjiva Weewarawana, OSI Director
-Mr. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, OSI Director
-Ms. Danese Cooper, OSI Secretary & Treasurer (observer)

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Ken Coar be
and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, OSI
Membership to serve in accordance with and
subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws
of the Corporation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or
disqualification, or until a successor is appointed.

-Vote deferred to next meeting

Resolution R5: Open Standards Committee as noted on the wiki:

Resolution tabled until next board meeting

b) License Proliferation & Plan (Ms. Majerus and Mr. Nelson)

Committee has been meeting and populating its mail list. Ms. Majerus contacted all the people who were accepted or rejected and the decisions seem to be accepted. She is saying publicly that the work with be done by end of year 2005. The mechanics of license deprecation have been created and Intel, Jabber, Larry Rosen (or Rosenlaw) have successfully helped complete. Mr. Tiemann proposes that we change the public website to reflect progress.

Mr. Nelson, Ms. Majerus, Mr. Ghosh will get together to write up the page replacement to the OSI's public position document yet tonight and post it by tomorrow along the lines of "Here is the committee, this is their charter, here is a link to the page." Mr. Raymond should be sufficiently informed to participate.

Mr. Nelson makes a motion that this work be undertaken immediately and be completed (including letting committee members know) before the 7:30PM meeting tomorrow. Mr. Coar seconds.
Passed by General Consent

c) Membership Committee (Mr. Coar and Ms. Cooper)

Ready to present information about work of Membership Committee so far. Mr. Coar, Ms. Cooper, Mr. Weewarawana, Mr. Tiemann, and Mr. Ito will get together on this before the meeting.

Issues they will create proposal on:
-how future OSI board elections are managed (from the membership, tap on the shoulder?)
-whether or not to encourage proliferation of OSI "chapters"

d) Budget Question (Mr. Tiemann)

Mr. Ito mentions that Creative Commons relationship w/ OSI might as a consequence help fundraising through non-profit status in Europe.

Created Resolution Draft R4 (see above) which we will vote on tomorrow...

Mr. Tiemann and Ms. Cooper will solicit contributions from potential corporate patrons.

Meeting adjourned at 1:00PM EDT (10:00AM PDT).